Organization & Management

Who We Are

We are an organization of people from a variety of backgrounds. We share a common interest in continuing learning experiences and intellectual stimulation. There are no tests or grades. Members participate purely for the joy of learning.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary is a department under William & Mary Auxiliary Services and is self-supporting. Our courses and activities are planned and operated by our members. We design our own curriculum. We arrange for volunteer instructors from William & Mary faculty (current and retired), from our own membership, and from the community at large.

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute also provides an opportunity for a variety of social interactions. Class breaks offer members a chance to greet old friends and make new ones over coffee, tea, and cookies.

How We Are Managed

We are managed by a board of directors, all of whom are members of the association. The President Elect serves a three-year term (as President-Elect the first year, then President for the second, and becomes the Immediate Past President the final year). All board members are elected for three-year terms, with either five or six of the director positions expiring each year. New directors are elected at the annual Members Meeting each spring.

See the current members of the Board of Directors.